Custom Regulations On Exit:
a) Gift and Souvenirs: For a new carpet, a proof of purchase; for old items,a certificate from a directorate of a museum are necessary.
b) Exporting antiques from Turkey is forbidden.
c) Valuable personel items can only be taken out of the country providing that they have been registered in the owner's passport upon entry or declaring that they have been purchased with legally exchanged currency.
d) Motorist Rules: Those who wish to travel with their vans,minibuses, automobiles, station wagons, bicycles,motorcycles, motorbikes, buses, motorcoaches, trailers, caravans or othertransport vehicles, will have to provide the following documentation
Kindly will provide you best of Istanbul as tour starts from Hippodrome Square follows inside highlights as Blue Mosque, covers to (St. Sophia Church) Byzantian Times buildings with Ottoman Times Imperial Buildings (Topkapi Palace) and will be end in Grand Covered bazaar.
Transfer you from your Shipport in Karakoy. At 08:30am Meet with your guide and depart to the city's imperial history by driving around the Golden Horn and the great city walls of Constantinople. Hippodrome: The former centre of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. During the visit you will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Wilhelm II. St. Sophia: The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times, one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world. Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from the 17th century, famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. Afternoon depart to Topkapi Palace: The former imperial residence from where the great Ottoman Empire was once ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collection of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the Royal Family. Grand Bazaar: In addition to its historical importance, it is a bazaar that will tempt even the non-shoper with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenir. 5:30pm transfer back to your Cruise. End of tour. (L)
Guide, Transfers, Lunch, Services
Drinks on meal, graduates and tips to guide or driver.
THE NEW YORK TIMES (Oct. 22, 2000) An article about us.. Ezop Tour company offering a number of day trips is Ezop Travel, (90-212) 292 81 70, fax (90-212) 292 81 72, www.ezoptravel.com, based in Istanbul. Ezop offers a daily West Antalya tour, which includes a visit to ancient Phaselis, where there is a Roman aqueduct, baths and a theater among pine trees; the ruins of the Lycian city of Olympos; Chimaera; Demre (Kale); and Myra, with its Lycian tombs carved in a rock cliff. Cost depends on the number of visitors taking the tour: $75 for 9 to 16, and up to $192 for one person; lunch included.